It’s Heart Month

healthy eating advice from our nutional tutor at RichdalesFebruary – the month of love and the British Heart Foundation celebrate Heart Month. The BHF encourages everyone to make small changes towards a healthier lifestyle.

Knowing what to eat and what not to eat is important to help keep your heart healthy. Khalid Khan, the tutor of our ITEC Award in Healthy Eating & Wellbeing for Complementary Therapy Clients offers 3 nutritional tips for heart health.

  1. Whole grains and legumes (such as whole wheat, beans and pulses) are high in fibre, which helps rid the body of excess cholesterol and stabilises blood sugar balance and minerals (magnesium and potassium), which aid heart function.
  2. Fresh fruit and vegetables, such as kiwi fruit, berries and bright coloured vegetables (e.g. peppers, sweet potatoes) are high in antioxidants which help reduce levels of free radicals that damage blood vessels.
  3. A diet high in saturated fats, such as those found in red meat increases cardiovascular risk: saturated fats bring about a response whereby the body produces the LDL cholesterol which can clog the arteries of the heart.

If you are interested in being able to support your clients by considering the nutrients required and providing information in the maintenance of health and well being through healthy eating then our ITEC Award in Healthy Eating & Wellbeing for Complementary Therapy Clients is an ideal course for you.

The field of Nutrition can be a minefield in making sure you obtain a recognised qualification!

In order to practise professionally as a Nutritional Therapist you have to undertake a minimum 3 year degree programme.  If this is what you wish to do please let us know and we will forward you some details of accredited Courses.

For most of our prospective students this is not the type of Course or training they are looking for.  Instead we offer the ITEC Level 3 Award for Healthy Eating & Well Being for the Complementary Therapy Client.  This course is a vocational qualification recognised by Ofqual within the Qualification and Credit Framework.

The course is run over 2 Days over approximately 1 month to give students enough time to understand and digest the material being taught.  Over the years we have found that this is the timeframe that works best for most students.

This course is extremely popular with our students and fills up fast. The next course starts on 4 March and is nearly full. Full details for the course are available here.

Here is what a few of our students have said about the course:

“It’s information I feel everyone should know and wish I knew sooner.”  Finnola B

“Would I recommend this course? Yes! Yes! Yes! Dynamic teacher, informative and excellent.” Mairead C

“Relaxed atmosphere, but equally really interesting. It is useful to anybody doing complementary therapies.” David N

“I have my own reflexology business and the nutrition course will compliment the work I’m already doing.” Anne B

“The teaching methods are really good. I learned new things about what is good and bad.” Ionela T

“It complements the therapy courses very well and allows for giving aftercare advice.” Judy H

You can more feedback on our website here.



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